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HOW TO WINTERIZE POND PLANTS WITHOUT DROWNING THEM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 16th, 2012 | 17 Comments on HOW TO WINTERIZE POND PLANTS WITHOUT DROWNING THEM

How to winterize aquatic plants is a very commonly sought after piece of information for water garden pond keepers. Everyone knows the internet is invaluable for fast how-to information and advice; however there is as much bad advice out there as there is good advice. The best advice will come from those who are professionals in the industry who have practical, first person, hands-on EXPERIENCE.

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TOZAI WINE REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 15th, 2012 | No Comments on TOZAI WINE REVIEW

One of the nice things about writing a blog is that the authors can write about anything they choose. Try a new direction once in a while and if its no good, no harm no foul; but it keeps blog writing interesting. However; the new direction should at least be in the spirit of the overall blog content, which leads me to this wine review

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IT’S MOSQUITO TIME, JUST SUCK IT UP

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 18th, 2012 | 3 Comments on IT’S MOSQUITO TIME, JUST SUCK IT UP

“People who claim they do not let the little things bother them, have never slept in a room with one mosquito.”

“What’s the New Jersey state bird?” …the mosquito.

“The best blood at sometime will get into a fool, or a mosquito.”

“There are only 2 of God’s creations I don’t understand, poison ivy and mosquitoes.”

Shall I go on?….

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CATFISH IN YOUR BACKYARD POND. FRIEND OR FOE?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 14th, 2012 | 59 Comments on CATFISH IN YOUR BACKYARD POND. FRIEND OR FOE?

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Probably the biggest misconception I see among pond owners is that introducing a catfish to the backyard pond or water garden will help keep your pond cleaner. With respect I’d like to burst the bubble on that school of thought. Catfish, although scavengers, will not do anything to actually help keep your koi pond water garden clean; and may actually have a greater impact on lowering the overall water quality of your pond than your traditional koi and goldfish will!

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THE ART OF WATER GARDENING

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 23rd, 2012 | 2 Comments on THE ART OF WATER GARDENING

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Could water gardens be the ultimate and most influential form of art ever created?

Follow me back…

Worlds Fair Paris, France 1889, the Exposition Universelle du 1889. 100 years after the French Revolution the world was changing, and at this very moment Paris was the center of it all.

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CRAYFISH FOR YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 17th, 2012 | 25 Comments on CRAYFISH FOR YOUR POND

Many ornamental and natural pond owners will at some point look to add some sort of critter to their pond for some added interest or for another reason like algae and aquatic weed control. One of the options that they are sure to see out in the pond market would be crayfish. Crayfish for your pond (Procambarus sp.); also called crawfish, crawdaddys, mudbugs, are pretty commonly offered by pond center retailers. To be sure, crayfish can add interest and a bit of plant and/or algae control to your pond.

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THE LOTUS FLOWER. MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 9th, 2012 | 1 Comment on THE LOTUS FLOWER. MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE

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The lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera.

The relationships that are sometimes developed between man and plant can be very fascinating. This definitely holds true for the lotus flower. The lotus flower and human connection goes back well beyond 1000 years, and crosses numerous cultural and geographical boundaries even from ancient times. The lotus is even revered in a spiritual way by several cultures. Still today, lotus is a widely known and popular water garden plant that can be found in about any water garden center, just about anywhere on the planet. The lotus flower has achieved truly an iconic status with its familiar large flower head that is easily identified by even the beginner water garden enthusiasts and chefs.

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THE SPRING CLEANOUT FOR YOUR WATER GARDEN POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 14th, 2012 | No Comments on THE SPRING CLEANOUT FOR YOUR WATER GARDEN POND

In many parts of the US the beginning of spring also triggers the beginning of pond season. Some may even think that pond season triggers spring! Who really knows?

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FULL SERVICE AQUATICS NEW POND AND WATER GARDEN WEBSITE IS HERE!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 5th, 2012 | No Comments on FULL SERVICE AQUATICS NEW POND AND WATER GARDEN WEBSITE IS HERE!

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The new FULL SERVICE AQUATICS website is beautiful, and ready for your visit. It is so easy to use and so smooth. Plenty of beautiful things to look at and watch. Plenty of information too, so easy to access. We are calling the new website LOVEYOURPOND.COM and it was designed with the “koi pond and water garden minded” in mind. Welcome.

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THE GOLDEN ORFE, AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 30th, 2012 | 30 Comments on THE GOLDEN ORFE, AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO YOUR POND

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The Golden Orfe, or Ide, is a somewhat overlooked choice as a fish to stock your pond and water garden with these days; yet the Orfe is an easy to find and affordable pond and water garden fish. Most pond fish dealers stock the Golden Orfe because they know about its hardiness, interesting behavior, and easy upkeep when it comes to our backyard pond installations.

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